Frontiers in Oncologic prostate Care and Ablative Local therapy (FOCAL)

Objectives for the Entire Course

 

  • Describe the rationale for focal/partial gland therapy of prostate cancer
  • Appropriately identify optimal candidates for focal treatments
  • Evaluate the latest evidence on oncological and functional outcomes of focal therapy
  • Describe surveillance strategies post-focal therapy of prostate cancer
  • Prevent, identify and manage the complications of focal therapy
  • Describe and perform steps of transperineal interventions and treatment planning for focal therapy using different modalities.
  • Describe the indications, preoperative evaluation, surgical steps/procedure, and expected patient outcomes for various minimally invasive operations for BPH

In-office Transperineal Interventions course

Upon completion, participant will be able to:

Learning objectives:

At the end of the didactic portion, participants will:

  • List the indications, contraindications, and limitations of transperineal prostate access
  • Describe the shortcomings of transrectal biopsy including the risk infectious and bleeding complications, and the rising risk of antibiotic resistance.
  • Describe the equipment required and setup for office-based transperineal procedures under local anesthesia
  • Describe outcomes of patients undergoing transperineal systematic prostate biopsy including cancer detection rate, complications, and patient experience
  • List the available TP fusion biopsy platforms and mechanisms of co-registration
  • Describe the outcomes and limitations of transperineal rectal hydrogel spacer placement

At the end of the hands-on portion participants will:

  • Demonstrate transperineal peri-prostatic block
  • Demonstrate TP access to any location in prostate for biopsy and markers
  • Assemble the TP access device and perform biopsy in any location of prostate
  • Perform co-registration and targeted sampling using a TP fusion biopsy platform
  • Assemble a rectal hydrogel spacer kit
  • Demonstrate safe placement of hydrogel spacer from start to finish

Focal Prostate Ablation Course

At the end of the hands-on portion participants will:

  • Perform treatment planning for focal prostate HIFU ablation
  • Perform HIFU probe preparation, placement and beginning a procedure
  • Perform prostate focal cryoablation planning using transperineal fusion platform
  • Perform cryoprobe placement to ensure adequate tumor coverage and avoid vital structures

State-of-the-Art BPH Management Course

Upon completion, participant will be able to:

Learning objectives:

At the end of the didactic portion, participants will:

  • Describe the workup and guidelines for the management of BPH
  • List the indications and contraindications of contemporary minimally invasive surgical options for the treatment of BPH
  • Describe the equipment required and setup for various surgical treatment options
  • Describe the outcomes of various surgical treatment options for BPH

At the end of the hands-on portion participants will:

  • Describe and perform treatment planning for ablative prostate hydrodissection
  • Describe and perform optimal implant placement for prostatic urethral lift
  • Describe and perform steps of thermal water vapor ablation
  • Describe and perform steps for laser and/or bipolar enucleation of BPH tissue